Research Associate in Public Health

Sydney, Australia
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society UNSW Medicine

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. 

About the role

  • Level A or B $75K-$123K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 2 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Associate will be based in the Justice Health Research Program which was formed in 2011 at the Kirby Institute and undertakes a broad range of research activities at the intersection of the public health and criminal justice systems.

The Research Associate will support projects including: an evaluation of Electronic Monitoring of Domestic Violence Offenders; managing the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence; the National Prison Entrants’ Bloodborne Virus Survey; and involvement in teaching activities undertaken by the JHRP.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualification in public health, epidemiology or other related field with relevant research experience. Experience with research and knowledge of issues and behaviours affecting those in contact with the justice system (e.g. substance use and mental illness) will be highly regarded. (Level A)
  • Demonstrated experience in project management of public health related research projects (Level A)
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and analysis in SPSS, SAS or STATA Experience working with large datasets will be highly regarded (Level A)
  • Postgraduate qualification in public health, epidemiology or a similar relevant field (Level B)
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out independent research as indicated by a proven track record of writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or success in obtaining grant funding. (Level B)
  • Experience leading and/or working with a multidisciplinary team is desirable (Level B) 

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: Professor Tony Butler, Justice Health Research Program


T: (61 2) 9385 0900 – Mobile: 0411 114 927

Applications close: 11:00 pm 28th November 2018

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